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Dwayne Johnson attends the world premiere of Universal Pictures' "The Fate of the Furious" at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

'Fate of the Furious' just had the biggest global opening weekend ever at the box office


"Fate of the Furious" will go down in history.

Not because of anything in the movie itself, but because of how much it made. It broke the record for the biggest opening weekend, raking in $532.5 million since its debut, CNN Money reports

That topples "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which made $529 million. But that movie was crippled by not opening in China during its global release weekend. "Fate of the Furious" now holds the record for biggest opening in China as well.

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In this March 31, 2017 photo, F. Gary Gray director of, "The Fate of the Furious" poses at a junket to promote the film at Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Ron Eshel/Invision/AP)

It's also the biggest opening for an African-American director. F. Gary Gray now holds that record.

This is an astonishing feat for a decade-and-a-half-old franchise that launched ... with no stars and no imaginings of a long-term franchise future.
Paul Dergarabedian, comScore

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